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Search: Posts Made By: jactaa
Forum: J & J Denholm 5th July 2018, 22:30
Replies: 71
Views: 8,196
Posted By jactaa
Longest voyages

mv Ozarda.
Colombo to Avonmouth , 43 days via Cape, late 60s
Forum: British India Line 21st November 2017, 09:06
Replies: 0
Views: 1,516
Posted By jactaa
Captain C J (Chris) Sample

I was saddened to learn that Chris died on 15 November 2017.
We sailed together as cadets in the BI Cadetship 'Chindwara'
The late John Briggs was a senior cadet when I joined . Chris was a Captain...
Forum: Ben Line 22nd November 2013, 20:50
Replies: 25
Views: 15,670
Posted By jactaa
Robert Dale RIP

It was with great sadness that I learned that my near neighbour, Robert (Bob) Dale, Chief Engineer, passed away on Tuesday.
Forum: The Bridge 6th March 2013, 16:09
Replies: 52
Views: 11,391
Posted By jactaa
After passing 2nd Mates my first ship as 3rd Mate...

After passing 2nd Mates my first ship as 3rd Mate was a 37,000 dwt crude oil carrier.
12 1/2 month trip and then back to college to study for a Mates ticket. Needed 12 months seatime.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 6th March 2013, 16:03
Replies: 50
Views: 8,274
Posted By jactaa
Aden 1957 bought Agfa Silette, 5.00 ( 50 % of...

Aden 1957 bought Agfa Silette, 5.00 ( 50 % of monthly salary)Bellows lens.
Later handed it over to much younger brother, for his studies.
Forum: The Bridge 24th August 2012, 20:02
Replies: 13
Views: 4,436
Posted By jactaa
Cadetship Chindwara, time spent in the freshwater...

Cadetship Chindwara, time spent in the freshwater double bottom tanks , a full lime wash with brushes. By candlelight ???, not so sure on that one. Really very close to the pani.
Forum: BP Shipping 11th May 2012, 11:46
Replies: 37
Views: 7,956
Posted By jactaa
I still have my two cadet journals. the first...

I still have my two cadet journals. the first journal, about 105 pages ,has been scanned.

I also have all my pay slips from cadet days.

20 years of letters to my girlfriend, fiance and wife we...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 4th April 2012, 08:23
Replies: 37
Views: 8,637
Posted By jactaa
I can second that. :(:(

I can second that. :(:(
Forum: British India Line 22nd March 2012, 18:53
Replies: 25
Views: 5,206
Posted By jactaa
Ian, I have recently been re-reading the diary...

Ian,
I have recently been re-reading the diary I kept during that ballast voyage to Hong Kong where 'Chupra' was scrapped in Junk Bay. In command was Robin Philips, accompanied by his wife and...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 11th February 2012, 22:43
Replies: 4,191
Views: 783,034
Posted By jactaa
A totally unnecessary manoevre, ill conceived and...

A totally unnecessary manoevre, ill conceived and fatally flawed.
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 17th January 2012, 08:04
Replies: 4,191
Views: 783,034
Posted By jactaa
No chance of 'smelling' the shore in these huge,...

No chance of 'smelling' the shore in these huge, glass encased wheelhouses. Do any windows open ?
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 16th January 2012, 08:17
Replies: 4,191
Views: 783,034
Posted By jactaa
With reference to the perils of navigating in...

With reference to the perils of navigating in confined waters, I observed the following intriguing entry in the Daily Telegraph for 8 Jan 12 in the obituary for a former Admiral of mine, Vice...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 15th January 2012, 19:51
Replies: 4,191
Views: 783,034
Posted By jactaa
Last July, I was in a family group of 7 which...

Last July, I was in a family group of 7 which joined an Italian cruise ship in Barcelona. This was a seven day circular 'bus' type cruise, a new port every day. Our second port was Marseilles where...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 14th January 2012, 18:27
Replies: 4,191
Views: 783,034
Posted By jactaa
ipad marine tracker app for costa concordia shows...

ipad marine tracker app for costa concordia shows an alteration to port , and a new heading about 45 degrees to port of what would be a safe course and heading directly towards the island of guiglio.
Forum: Places, People & Events of Maritime Interest 21st December 2011, 10:00
Replies: 18
Views: 7,017
Posted By jactaa
I attended Nellists and obtained my 2nd Mates in...

I attended Nellists and obtained my 2nd Mates in 1961. This was recommended to me by a BI 2nd Mate from the North East, sterling advice.
My first trip as 3rd Mate was 12 months in BI tanker Ellora...
Forum: Colliers 2nd August 2009, 20:44
Replies: 102
Views: 38,901
Posted By jactaa
1979 Pulborough Captain Newbold 1979...

1979 Pulborough Captain Newbold
1979 Aldrington Captain E W (Ted) Welch
Forum: British India Line 10th January 2008, 08:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,524
Posted By jactaa
Within BI / P&O GCD I made many a round trip from...

Within BI / P&O GCD I made many a round trip from UK/ Continent to East Africa.

The bulk of the loading from the anchorage port of Tanga was sisal.
At Sunderland the stevedores would not handle...
Forum: British India Line 9th January 2008, 11:45
Replies: 13
Views: 2,524
Posted By jactaa
Nowshera

Tom
Your surmise is correct.
Belated compliments of the season.

My return to the site has been in abeyance over this long holiday period.
Cards from David Hammond and Neil Hayward complete the...
Forum: British India Line 22nd December 2007, 19:26
Replies: 13
Views: 2,524
Posted By jactaa
Nowshera

I was posted to Nowshera as a first trip cadet in the late fifties, joining at Sunderland.
On arrival at the Royal Albert Dock I was shifted across the dock to Nuddea to look after 9 horses being...
Forum: Ship Research 20th January 2007, 19:19
Replies: 198
Views: 70,230
Posted By jactaa
Hughes Bolckow , Furnace Bank etc.

My Father was born in a house on the north bank of the River Blyth, right by the Furnace Bridge. I have one or two photos of the area in the early 20th century, somewhere on my PC
My maternal...
Forum: Ship Research 25th March 2006, 19:24
Replies: 28
Views: 14,043
Posted By jactaa
I took the 'Topaz into the Royal Albert Dock in...

I took the 'Topaz into the Royal Albert Dock in April 1982 and stood by until she was handed over to Turkish owners on 22nd April 1982. New name 'Sutas',
then 'Naz' in 1985, 'Yilos' in 1987...
Forum: British India Line 12th March 2006, 20:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,118
Posted By jactaa
For 14 months I was Chief Officer Ozarda, recall...

For 14 months I was Chief Officer Ozarda, recall one of the seaman, on a stage over the starboard bow, putting his chipping hammer through into the forepeak, the vessel was then 30 years old.

Don
Forum: British India Line 12th March 2006, 20:03
Replies: 11
Views: 1,945
Posted By jactaa
A fine photograph of a vessel in which I sailed...

A fine photograph of a vessel in which I sailed as 2nd Mate for 12 months.

A crank case explosion off Cape Guardafui is one of my memories.

Don
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